Moka pot (1 cup) - Total brew time 6-10 minutes
This Italian created metal pot packs a punch to create Espresso in the comfort of your own home. It brews using stove flame and steam, which maybe a basic alternative to owning an Espresso machine but still produces a quality rich and complex coffee at a fraction of the price. As you’d expect the Espresso shot is a strong small shot of coffee that is classicly bitter due to its finer grind.
1 cup (20-22g of beans)
Boil water to an ideal brewing temperature of 91-93C. Once boiled, add water to the bottom compartment of the Moka pot.
Weigh and grind your coffee to a consistency similar to fine salt. We recommend using around 21g of coffee beans.
Add the ground coffee to the filter basket and level off using your finger.
Place the basket in the lower compartment and screw on the top compartment of the Moka pot.
Place the Moka pot on a medium hot stove and watch in amazement as it brews.
Process: Here the water boils in the bottom compartment pushing steam through the grounds to produce a concentrated coffee (Espresso) in the top compartment of the Moka pot.
Wait for a hissing noise and take off the heat. Once the bubbling stops, pour into a cup of your choice and enjoy.
Note: Handle with care as the Moka pot will be hot!